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NURSING SPECIALITIES KEY :

• Minimum Education required
Certification credential
• Certifications required
• Possible employment
• Reference / Resources
• Experience needed
Professional Organization
Gerontological Nurse Geriatric Nurses care for elderly patients , who are at greater risk of injuries and diseases , with a focus on preventative care . They also aid patients and their families in coping with various medical conditions . Nurses work for longterm and extended care , home healthcare services and in hospice facilities .
• RN , ASN / ADN or BSN
• Gerontological Nursing board certification exam
• 2 years of clinical experience , including 2,000 hours in geriatrics , and take 30 hours of continuing education in geriatric nursing
RN-BC
• Long-term and extended care , home healthcare , hospice facilities
• National Gerontological Nursing Association ( www . ngna . org )
• Resources : http :// bit . ly / 1eL85gh
Heart Failure Nurse Heart failure nursing is the provision of holistic care to the specific individual with Stage A through D heart failure due to any etiology . Heart failure nursing care can take place in any inpatient or outpatient setting and address the acute or chronic needs of patients and their support systems . Prevention can be viewed in relation to individuals , high-risk families , the community and populations .
• RN , ASN / ADN or BSN
• Certified Heart Failure Nurse ( CHFN ) exam
• 2 years ( full-time ) as RN ( or equivalent of 4,160 hrs ); 1,200 hrs clinical practice caring for heart failure patients within the last two 2 years ; 30 hrs of continuing education in the last 2 years ( 15 hrs must be heart failure specific )
CHFN
• Hospitals , continuing care , home healthcare , community health settings
• American Association of Heart Failure Nurses ( www . aahfn . org )
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